by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com
Former Storm forward Givani Smith has been recalled by the Detroit Red Wings from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.
Smith, 21, has picked up four points (2-2-4) and seven penalty minutes in four games with the Griffins this season, missing one game due to injury and one due to suspension in his second professional season. In his rookie pro campaign in 2018-19, Smith logged 13 points (6-7-13), a plus-two rating and 86 penalty minutes in 64 games for Grand Rapids.
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In 236 games with the Barrie Colts, Guelph Storm and Kitchener Rangers from 2014-18, Smith tallied 135 points (73-62-135) and 411 penalty minutes, leading the league in penalty minutes in consecutive seasons in 2015-16 and 2016-17. In his final OHL campaign split between Guelph and Kitchener in 2017-18, Smith picked up 30 points (17-13-30) in 46 regular-season games before racking up 18 points (11-7-18) in 18 playoff games with Kitchener.